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hpr2877 :: Using Zenity with Pdmenu

Zenity is a rather cool program that will display GTK+ dialogs from a script

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Hosted by Dave Morriss on 2019-08-13 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
Tags: zenity,Bash scripting,pdmenu,GTK+.
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Part of the series: Bash Scripting

This is an open series in which Hacker Public Radio Listeners can share their Bash scripting knowledge and experience with the community. General programming topics and Bash commands are explored along with some tutorials for the complete novice.

Overview

I use pdmenu a lot to help me do work on my main desktop PC. I did an HPR show on pdmenu on 13 December 2017 and the author Joey Hess responded in show 2459.

In the intervening time I have also integrated Zenity into my menus. This is a GUI tool which generates a number of different pop-up windows known as dialogs, which can display information, or into which information can be typed. The capabilities provided by pdmenu are a little too basic to enable me to do what I need to do.

I thought it might be of interest to show some examples of how I use this tool with pdmenu.

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